Showing posts with label harlem meer. Show all posts
Showing posts with label harlem meer. Show all posts

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Meet our new friend Ripple!

So far we don't know too much about Ripple,  but here's how we met.......

I was happening to glance to my left on the way up 5th avenue, when my pointless progress was arrested by an insistent and very demanding TWEET. I turned around, and there was the unmistakable puffy, tweety, happy presence of Ounce.

Ounce hopped and tweeted, and off we went up 5th Avenue and into the Park near the Harlem Meer. I thought Ounce was after a favorite bathing bowl, but it’s too early for fountains.

Before I knew it, Ounce was tweeting and fluffing and hopping, and who floated over but Ripple!

Ounce introduced us, and off they went for a ride on the Meer! I tried to get a photo, but Ounce kept moving around, and then there was the glare of the sun.

I can’t tell you how much fresh air can be packed into a walk.
Ounce on 5th Avenue

Ripple floats in the Harlem Meer

Monday, April 14, 2014

Shadow Lands

Clickity klack, klickity clop, no wait. Clippity clop clippity clop. Oh, who cares? When was the last time you saw a horse clippity-ing anywhere anyway? I mean, I am spending hours in online furniture stores searching for a klik klak ratchet couch for my office. Why is this hard? Why am I doing it anyway?
It’s time for a piece of chocolate while contemplating spring shadows across the Harlem Meer.
Ahhhhh. That’s better.

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Spring Shadows Across the Harlem Meer Pathway

Monday, November 25, 2013

The Border Places

Rusty with life I flee the stainless streets,
escaping to the border places,
neon blinks through half a sign.
Dark wood angles jut and flounder
on their way to make up a house.
Galvanized garbage can broken on the sidewalk,
lid almost covering the mess inside.
Loose wires hang over broken grass,
holding on in the front-yard dust.
Green planks cross-hatch behind the steps,
covering the belly of the porch.
Inside the floor is still swept clean;
There's a curtain instead of a door.
Hangman stalks the inside house,
waiting for a turn of events.
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Across the Harlem Meer



Friday, October 4, 2013

That Old Master Weaver

Is there a pathway to that unknown destination?
Traveling, traveling, turning a corner here and there,
Labyrinths and crossroads, matrices and a web of life;
Is that a trace of the Master Weaver
Spinning out our destinies?

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Thursday, August 1, 2013

Keeping Watch

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Mamma and Children in the Harlem Meer, July 2013

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Expecting a Ferry

fer·ry  

/ˈferē/
Noun
A boat or ship for conveying passengers and goods, esp. over a relatively short distance and as a regular service.
Verb
Convey in a boat, esp. across a short stretch of water.
Synonyms
ferryboat - raft    

(Quiet, now....let's not cause disappointment.  I mean, even if the ferry is seriously late, there is always the chance of a raft...)

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Harlem Meer in July 2013

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Elegantly Spring

Our Weeping Willow was damaged in Hurrican Sandy, but look at her now! Nothing is so elegantly spring.

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Just West of the Harlem Meer, Central Park, April


Friday, February 22, 2013

'Tis Cold, 'Tis Winter, 'Tis Sunless!

Oh Winter Sun, where art Thou? Thou art Missing!
Oh Spring Thaw, why art Thee not nipping at my frozen Roots?
'Tis nigh on March!

Art thou Shy?

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Harlem Meer in February 2013

For the likely derivation of this scale, see Fahrenheit, The Straight Dope

Thursday, January 3, 2013

Tromp, tromp, shiver and shake
It’s too cold to take a walk to the lake
We will stay in bed with a book instead
And post a shot from a previous lot.
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 Today’s Quiz: The woman in this picture is

a) Throwing away an ice cream wrapper
b) Petting a small animal
c) Reprimanding a small child (out of frame on the right)
d) Looking for a toy submarine without a periscope.
e) Other
 
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Women at North West Corner of Harlem Meer

YES! The correct answer is---
                                                         e) Other  !!
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Sunday, December 9, 2012

Let me touch the day with you.

Just take my life, I hand it over, palm full and pulsing.
I have no stories to tell anymore,
No more backups and no more clogs,
no retrievals, and no Aha!s

They went down the drain with the last hurrah;

Give me the point of the captured moment,
when the day is lost in the stars.
Give me the time for letting go,
When faith is as real as a unicorn,

Tell me the way to carry you with me
In the puddled sway of eternity.
Show me the season for a peak at life
and a burnished turn of events as well,
come with me into the space between
the ring of truth and the tolling bell.

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Harlem Meer from 109th and Fifth Avenue

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Drowning in Fall


Shimmering in the wind, the dry reeds rattle
Rattle, swish
Time clatters away with a thud.

Drowning in yellow leaves, fall sneaks in through the cracks
Torn by the wind.
 
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Harlem Meer after the Storm

Sunday, September 9, 2012

Falling End Over End

There is a cold sting in the air,
A fall day, maybe this one. 
You and I are caught in circumstances, 
Caught without a choice about the matter. 

laughing without a reason
Falling end over end 
Torn away together.

 The net is set. 
 The drawstring waits. 

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Thursday, February 9, 2012

Ducks Swim Among the Harlem Icebergs

Shhhhhh......Danger!!! VERY, very,  Very, Very, very, v e r y, very, v e r y 
THIN ICE...

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Water Fowl in the Harlem Meer

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Beech Tree at the Blue Hour --- Harlem Meer


Dusk is such a subtle time
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Did you know there are three different twilights?  Here's Wikipedia's descriptions:

Evening civil twilight begins at sunset and ends when the geometric center of the sun reaches 6° below the horizon (civil dusk).

Nautical twilight is the time when the center of the sun is between 6° and 12° below the horizon. In   general, nautical twilight ends when navigation via the horizon at sea is no longer possible.

Astronomical twilight is the time when the center of the sun is between 12° and 18° below the horizon. From the end of astronomical twilight in the evening to the beginning of astronomical twilight in the morning, the sky (away from urban light pollution) is dark enough for all astronomical observations.

Thursday, December 15, 2011

Hill Top View of Harlem Meer: Then and Now

This gorgeous view is from the Hill overlooking the Harlem Meer and the Conservancy Garden, Winter is setting in from the chilly tree tops to the earth below. 

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Harlem Meer from the Hill, December 2011

January Prediction.....
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Hill Overlooking Harlem Meer, view #2